Lightning strikes forecast as a prelude to Rockies’ homestand against Dodgers

The dreariness that was Denver’s weather so far this week will feature a little more excitement when Mother Nature adds sunshine, thunder and lightning to the mix starting Friday afternoon.

There’s a slight chance of rain between 10 a.m. and noon and then a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms and, wait for this — a good chance for actual sunshine, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.

Temperatures are expected to respond nicely by heating up to 65 degrees. There’s only a 20 percent chance of getting soaked with rain if you venture outside, like to an important baseball game, according to the NWS.

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A much sunnier weekend is in the forecast, with mostly clear skies and a high temperature of 72 degrees on Sunday. Soft southwest breezes of between 6 to 9 mph are possible.

It is true, however, that cloudbursts of rain could dampen spectators and players.Friday and Saturday as the Colorado Rockies make their run for the last remaining playoff Wild Card spot as it faces a three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The first game starts at 6:10 p.m. Friday and a raincoat handy wouldn’t be a bad idea.

But Sunday is shaping up to be a delightful day for not only baseball fans but football fans as well.

Although afternoon rain is possible it will be mostly sunny with a high of around 69 degrees, according to weather forecasters. Still, because of the spotty nature of Colorado rainstorms, it could rain on the hated Oakland Raiders bench but not across the field where the Broncos are located.

High temperatures from Monday to Thursday will range between the high 50s to the low 70s.

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